“The ink of the scholar is holier than the blood of the martyr” and other quotes by our Prophet

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The ink of the scholar is holier than the blood of the martyr.The Islamic Review, Vol. 22 (1934), p. 105, edited by Khwajah Kamal al-Din

He who has been a ruler over (ten people) will be brought shackled on the Day of Resurrection_

  1. until the justice (by which he ruled) loosens his chains 
  2. or tyranny brings him to destruction. Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 1037

It is better for a leader to make a mistake in forgiving than to make a mistake in punishing. Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 1011

People, beware of injustice, for injustice shall be darkness on the Day of Judgment. Narrated in Mosnad Ahmad, #5798, and Saheeh Al-Bukhari, #2447.

Seven kinds of people will be sheltered under the shade of God on the Day of Judgment…They are:

  1. a just ruler,
  2. a young man who passed his youth in the worship and service of God…
  3. one whose heart is attached to the mosque…
  4. two people who love each other for the sake of God…
  5. a man who is invited to sin…but declines, saying ‘I fear God’…
  6. one who spends his charity in secret, without making a show…
  7. and one who remembers God in solitude so that his eyes overflow.
  • Riyadh-us-Salaheen, Hadith 376

The ink of scholars will be weighed in the scale with the blood of martyrs. As quoted in Knowledge of God in Classical Sufism : Foundations of Islamic Mystical Theology (2004) by John Renard

The ink of scholars (used in writing) is weighed on the Day of Judgement with the blood of martyrs and the ink of scholars out-weighs the blood of martyrs. As quoted in Al-Jaami’ al-Saghîr by Imam al-Suyuti, where it is declared a “weak Hadith”.

All doings are built on intentions,and every man will be rewarded or punished ( for his work) according to his intention. Narrated by Al-Bukhari and Muslim

Kindness is a mark of faith, and whoever has not kindness has not faith. As quoted in Al-Islam‎ (1926) by Khwajah Kamal al-Din, p. 47

Variant translation: Kindness is a mark of faith, and whoever hath not kindness hath not faith. As quoted in Prabuddha Bharata : or Awakened India, Vol. 44 (1939) published by Advaita Ashrama, p. 84

A prostitute was forgiven by Allah, because, passing by a panting dog near a well and seeing that the dog was about to die of thirst, she took off her shoe, and tying it with her head-cover she drew out some water for it. So, Allah forgave her because of that. Bukhari 4:538 This is an extraordinary hadith, because following the Sunnah of Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) , prostitutes can be extremely despised figures among most Muslims, yet it expresses the idea that even someone working in one of the most despised of professions, in showing mercy to an animal, can merit the forgiveness of Allah, and the wise.

The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “Verily, Allah has revealed to me that you should adopt humility. So that no one may wrong another and no one may be disdainful and haughty towards another.” Riyadh-us-Salaheen, Compiled By Al-Imam Abu Zakariya Yahya bin Sharaf An-Nawawi Ad-Dimashqi, Chapter 279, Hadith 1589

“Whoever is not merciful to others will not be treated mercifully.” Al-Bukhari

Allah will not be merciful to those who are not merciful to people. Sahih al-Bukhari, Vol. 9, #473

Allah’s Apostle said, “Anybody who believes in Allah and the Last Day should not harm his neighbor, and anybody who believes in Allah and the Last Day should entertain his guest generously and anybody who believes in Allah and the Last Day should talk what is good or keep quiet. Sahih Bukhari 8:73:47

Avoid cruelty and injustice for, on the Day of Judgment, the same will turn into several darknesses; and guard yourselves against miserliness; for this has ruined nations who lived before you. Riyadh-us-Salaheen, Hadith 203

Do not turn away a poor man…even if all you can give is half a date. If you love the poor and bring them near you…God will bring you near Him on the Day of Resurrection. Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 1376

(Each one) of you should save himself from the fire by giving even half of a date (in charity). And if you do not find a half date, then (by saying) a pleasant word (to your brethren). Sahih Bukhari, Volume 2, Hadith 394

Fear Allah and treat your children [small or grown] fairly (with equal justice). Al-Bukhari and Muslim

“God does not judge you according to your bodies and appearances, but He looks into your hearts and observes your deeds.”
[The man asked] “Who is more entitled to be treated with the best companionship by me?” The Prophet said, “Your mother.” The man said. “Who is next?” The Prophet said, “Your mother.” The man further said, “Who is next?” The Prophet said, “Your mother.” The man asked for the fourth time, “Who is next?” The Prophet said, “Your father.” Sahih al-Bukhari, 8:2


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